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Impact Analysis of Smart City Networks in Cities’ Local Government

Impact Analysis Smart City NetworksSince its establishment in 2012, the Spanish Network of Smart Cities (RECI) has worked towards the ultimate objective of making Spanish cities an international reference within the global ‘˜smart’ panorama.

This network, originally empowered by the individual experience of many Spanish cities with presence in international smart city projects for over 10 years, has adopted a form of governance based on complex networks, including its own particular network coordination and management mechanisms.
The final objective of the work accomplished, focuses on providing a full picture of the overall impact of RECI on the Spanish smart cities based on a Political, Economic, Social and Technological (PEST) analysis. Apart from the information gathered in related literature, the analysis in this report is supported by the answers provided by a sample group of RECI’ s members to a consultation where a series of questions in relation to their opinion about RECI’ s impact on their local governments were made. Lastly, the conclusions of the study show the important role that RECI has played in the recent development of Spain as an international reference in the field of smart cities, both a t a network level, with RECI’ s mentoring activities to other networks; and individually for Spanish cities.

The report contains the following key sections

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 From Network Governance to City Networks, a New Paradigm
    • 2.1 Settling the foundation for complex network governance
  • 3 RECI (Spanish Network of Intelligent Cities): the case study
    • 3.1 RECI as a knowledge sharing platform
    • 3.2 RECI’ s structure and working groups
    • 3.3 International collaboration
  • 4 RECI’ s Impact on Spanish Smart Cities
    • 4.1 PEST Analysis
    • 4.2 Impact survey results
  • 5 Conclusions
  • 6 References
  • You can download the report from here

    More info about the Spanish Network of Smart Cities (RECI) can be found at http://www.redciudadesinteligentes.es/